Donald Trump is often said to be unprecedented in American history, and in some respects he is. But not entirely. There is one other demagogue in the(...)

Jews get off train in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Photograph: Yad Vashem Archives/AFP/Getty

Irene Weiss remembers her 14th birthday vividly. She had entered the Auschwitz concentration camp a few months earlier. Now 87, Weiss is one of the m(...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

A welcome sign at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where US president Donald Trump will on Friday undergi his first medical since assuming office. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

This Friday, Donald Trump has an unusual appointment on his agenda. Before departing Washington for his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, he will make (...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

Franklin D Roosevelt: was driven to pursue his ambitious agenda by the conviction “human welfare is the first and final task of government”.

On October 22nd, 2016, Donald J Trump released his 100-Day Action Plan to Make America Great Again. In his Contract with the American Voter candidate (...)

US president Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Friday, directing the interior department to begin a review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. Photograph: Pablo Martinez/AP

When Donald J Trump returns to the Pennsylvanian town of Harrisburgon Saturday to mark his 100th day in office as US president he will be reflecting o(...)

Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior aide Kellyanne Conway speak at meeting hosted by the US president with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 31st. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump loves to set the day’s narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night. Aides confer in the(...)

Continuing an age-old dance between UK prime minister and US president, Theresa  May will on Friday become the first foreign leader to visit Donald  Trump at the White House. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Sir Kim Darroch, British ambassador to the US, rarely misses an opportunity to point out that Donald Trump regards the meeting of minds between Ronald(...)

Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, January 20th, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

The legacy of a US president is inevitably overshadowed by their successor and in Barack Obama’s case Donald Trump campaigned with a promise to wipe h(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »